Archive for the ‘Texas’ Category

Austin's taco trucks: '┬┐Tacos or Tacos?'

Posted by Cyrus Farivar on December 12, 2010

First off, apologies for the lack of posts over the past four months. I’ve been busy with other things dissertation software at my day job, my other blog and my new book, The Internet of Elsewhere — none of which (sadly) are taco-related.

But, besides all that, I wanted to post this awesome short film that was sent in from Austin, TX by Robert Lemon, a doctoral student at the University of Texas.


Texas: 2 Wanted In Taco Truck Vendor Robbery

Posted by Cyrus Farivar on May 19, 2008

This just in from Katy, Texas (just west of Houston on I-10):

KATY, Texas — Two men stole money, jewelry and cellular phones from two women working a taco truck, officials told KPRC Local 2 Monday.

Fort Bend County sheriff’s deputies said two men approached the truck in a construction area in the 5200 block of Dillon Creek Lane in Katy at about 1:45 p.m. Thursday.

One of the men pulled out a revolver that he had hidden under his shirt, officials said. He demanded the women turn over their money, jewelry and cellular phones, investigators said.

Detectives said the second man got away in an unknown direction while the armed man told the women to drive him to Gaston Road near Fry Road.

The women were not injured.

Investigators said one of the men is Hispanic, 20 to 23 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and 130 to 150 pounds. He has a long face, light skin, short brown hair and spoke Spanish with a Mexican accent, officials said. He was last seen wearing a green shirt and pants.

The second man is Hispanic, 28 to 30 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 160 pounds, deputies said. He has a round face, dark complexion, long hair that was tucked under a baseball cap and he spoke Spanish with a Mexican accent, investigators said. He was last seen wearing a short-sleeved blue shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.

Update: Apparently these guys are “serial taco truck robbers” ?